Time really flew by and we are almost nearing the end of Semester 1. This blogging journey has been invaluable to me. It was not only fun but enriching at the same time. What started out as an assignment, has turned out to be a precious learning opportunity. Through this blogging journey, I was privileged to be able to read and discover new knowledge through my own research as well as through my peers’ blogs. I was able to broaden my horizon and had the rare opportunity to hear some of the perspectives that others have.
Recently, the talk of the town is the IPCC report that stated that we only have a mere 12 years to prevent global temperatures from rising to 2⁰C above preindustrial levels. Since the release of the report, I have come across many different reactions from people around me. One of the most common responses is to give up, mainly because most people believe that we are doomed. Why bother trying if we are going to die anyway? Undoubtedly, the situation right now looks bleak. Is it even worth it to try right now, knowing that we are very likely to fail in the end? Sometimes, I find myself unknowingly falling into this school of thought and it certainly does not help when you find that you are part of the only few that cares.
However, if there is anything I have learnt from my blogging journey is that instead of sitting in a corner and drinking our sorrows away in a plastic disposable cup, we can choose to act now. One of the most important things that I realized through my blogging journey is that there is no one-stop solution to climate change or eliminating carbon footprints. It will definitely take a lot of effort to reach our target of limiting global warming to less than 2⁰C above preindustrial levels. However, unless we believe that having a planet to live in is so “last century”, perhaps we can all agree that we need to protect Earth as if it is the last thing we do (because it is perhaps the last thing we can do).
Before I end off, I would like to share a motto that my cousin lives by.
“Anything worth doing is worth over doing” -Lone Surivor
I definitely think that saving our environment is worth doing.
Till next time!